Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
A versatile commercial litigator, Frank Walwyn is renowned for his practice by his colleagues. Walwyn created the Frank Walwyn Award in Caribbean Studies, a $25,000 endowed gift for students at the University of Toronto’s New College Caribbean studies program. Walwyn is WeirFoulds’ first black partner and was the first black lawyer in the firm’s 168-year history. In addition to being renowned as one of Canada’s top commercial litigators, he spends time advocating for an increase in the number of minorities in law, regularly counsels high school, undergraduate and law students on their career paths and sits on the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee of the Ontario Court of Justice, a role he has held since 2009. He also volunteers his time as a board member of Community Legal Education Ontario and as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at Queen’s University Law School.
WHAT VOTERS HAD TO SAY:
“A true and conscientious advocate who devotes an enormous amount of time to assist disenfranchised persons and racialized lawyers.”
“Apart from his impressive professional credentials, he works tirelessly in the community — he is truly an inspiration and a fantastic mentor to countless students and young lawyers of colour.”
“He’s a star in the litigation field.”